Over the past five days, four different pet food companies have recalled products due to concerns that their food is contaminated with salmonella.
This potential contamination doesn’t just pose a threat to the pets that eat this food, but also their human owners who handle the food.
Salmonella contamination symptoms are similar for both humans and animals, and include feeling lethargic, fever, body aches, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and diarrhea.
According to the FDA, two people have picked up salmonella from the Raw for Paws product listed below. Typically a person or pet affected with salmonella experiences symptoms for 4 t0 7 days, which often clear up on their own. Hospitalization and medical treatment is occasionally required if the symptoms become too severe. To prevent the spread of salmonella from pet food to people, the FDA recommends washing your hands after handling your pet’s food.
If you have any of the products below in your home, you should stop feeding them to your pet immediately. If you or anyone in your family has come into contact with the affected products and are experiencing the symptoms noted above, see a doctor right away. Pets who have consumed these products and are showing symptoms of a salmonella infection should visit the vet, especially since animals can be a carrier of salmonella even if they appear healthy.
Raws for Paws Dog Food
The Minneapolis-based company is recalling 5-pound and 1-pound sealed plastic tubes, called chubs, of its Ground Turkey Pet Food. The product affected was packaged in Turkey Pet Food cases with the manufacture date of 10/12/2017 and Combo Pack cases with a manufacture date between 10/12/2017 and 2/2/2018. The codes for these cases are 9900008, 9900009, 9900014, and 9900015. The recalled pet food was distributed directly to consumers and via online mail order to Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Red Barn Pet Products
Red Barn Pet Products is recalling its Redbarn Naturals 7-inch Bully Stick Dog Chews 3-pack due to concerns of salmonella contamination. The affected products were sold in pet speciality stores nationwide with an expiration date of 112120ABC stamped on the side. The UPC of the voluntarily recalled product is #7 85184 25105 8.
Darwin’s Dog Food
Darwin’s Natural Pet Products is recalling select lots of its Darwin’s ZooLogics dog food, which includes ZooLogics Chicken and Vegetable Meals for Dogs manufactured on 11/2/17 and ZooLogics Duck and Vegetable Meals for Dogs manufactured on 11/16/17.
Smokehouse Pet Products
The company its recalling its 4-ounce bags of dog treats labeled as “Beefy Munchies.” The affected product was sold to various retailers who distribute to stores in Colorado, Michigan, Washington and North Carolina. The recalled treats have UPC Code: 78565857957, Lot number: 449294 and are marked with the Best Used By Date of 10/25/19.